Tamar - Nurturing Trust with Teachers

Meet Tamar, ASH student since 2019

“Joining ASH was a scary experience, but also the most amazing, strong, and challenging thing that happened to me.”

What does the #ASHexperience mean to you?
To me, the #ASHexperience means a safe place. ASH became a safe place for me where I can be myself and find my people. ASH helped me become the strong and confident person I am today. I grew in so many ways. I grew as a leader, as a friend, as a person. I grew in my knowledge of English and Math, and in life in general.

What is a special memory you have of your time at ASH?
One really special memory that I have of ASH and I will always remember is “Project Week” in grade 8. I was terrified because I didn’t know anyone and was insecure about my English. But I went on the trip and ended up having the best four days of my life. It was the starting point of my journey and it helped me grow and become who I am today.

What does #StrongerTogether mean to you?
Having trust between me and my teachers is something that helps me so much. Sometimes I don’t manage my time well and it is so nice to feel that your teachers trust and understand you and your needs. All the activities like spirit weeks, color houses, and advisory are connecting us, helping us to get to know each other, and work together.

How have you experienced #LearningThatMatters?
ASH gives me many opportunities to challenge myself and try new things. I have been playing basketball since I joined ASH and, thanks to this opportunity, my passion grew. This is also my second year being part of the musical, first in the lighting team and this year I was front of house. As a high school student at ASH, you get opportunities and freedom, which allows you to learn about many things in life and develop as a person - it gives us a preview of life as adults.

We have a diverse community of students, staff, and families from around the world. Each member of our community brings their own background and story that enrich the ASH experience.